Taishanese on your Windows Phone
I ran across a Taishanese mobile app. It’s 99¢ for a list of vocabulary terms and common phrases. The app publisher, WAGmob, lists 39 other language apps with the same vocab lists, simple quizzes, and flashcards. I haven’t tried out the Taishanese app, but based on the screenshots I saw, it would be hard for me to recommend it. The app follows a generalized phrasebook template, and leaves out...
Pay Gap Between Women and Men →
This is an amazing interactive chart by Nathan Yau. Women RNs make 4% less than men. For pharmacists the difference is 5%. For techs it’s 9%. The largest gap is for physicians, where women make 21% less than their male counterparts.
It’s been nine years since the University Buddhist Association first held a Vesak celebration at UCLA. If there is a universal Buddhist holiday it would be Vesak, which commemorates the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death. From a more practical and cross-cultural standpoint, Vesak’s recognition by the United Nations makes this celebration something of a lowest common denominator Buddhist...